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House forcefully endorses medical bill

By Our Reporter The House of Representatives and the National Assembly, as suspected by many, endorsed the National Medical Education Bill amidst protests from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, in the Parliament and Dr. Govinda KC at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital where he has been staging fast-unto-death for …

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Is “loktatra” under threat?

By Our Reporter When Nepal’s former king moves around the country, political leaders and partisan newspapers report that the former king has become active. This year, the former king, who is a ordinary citizen now, went to Nepalgunj and celebrated his birthday there, the leaders and some partisan journalists saw …

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Dahal’s statement on Venezuela puts the government in the soup

By Our Reporter The strong statement issued on Friday by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chair of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), denouncing the United States of America and its allies for intervening in the internal affairs of Bolivian Republic of Venezuela has unexpectedly put the government led by KP Sharma …

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Kathmanduites still need to wait a year for Melamchi water

By Our reporter The Melamchi Water Supply Project (WSP) is to take one more year to complete, thanks to the unexpected departure of the CMC, the Italian contractor of the project. Entire work of headwork construction, tunnel finishing and some minor works like fitting the ventilation shaft, hydro-mechanical gates and …

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Former crown prince recovering his health

By Our Reporter Former crown prince Paras Shah is recovering his health after doctors performed coronary angioplasty and placed stent in his heart to avoid blockage at the Norvic Hospital. Former king’s communications secretary Dr Phani Pathak said that doctors have advised the former crown prince to take rest for …

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Government strongly objects West’s joint statement

By Our Reporter Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli last week objected to the joint-statement of the United Nations and Kathmandu-based diplomats terming it as a product of an unnecessary alliance and asked them not to do so. “Nepal has completed the peace process, but I was surprised to see …

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Will FDI increase after PM’s Davos address?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed that Nepal’s participation in the 49th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was fruitful in terms of promoting foreign investment, forging collaborations with the Swiss organisations and updating the international community on the recent political and economic developments in …

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Committee formed to celebrate former Queen’s birthday

By Our Reporter To celebrate the auspicious 69thbirthday of former Queen Komal Rajya Laxmi devi Shah, a civic main birthday celebrating committee comprised of 2569 members has been formed in Kathmandu under the chair of Mrs Shanta Shrestha. Personalities involved in social and religious activities, political leaders, social leaders, academicians, …

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Diplomats suggest resisting cultural invasion

By Our Reporter Former foreign ministers and others have stressed the need for controlling the growing cultural invasion in Nepal. They also expressed their unhappy over the growing conversion drive. Former Foreign Minister Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani said that Nepal should resist cultural invasions which have been manifested in the …

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Pilot blamed for the US Bangla Airlines crash

By Our Reporter The US Bangla Airlines that crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) killing 51 on 12 March 2018 had met with the accident due to disorientation and complete loss of situational awareness by crew members, the Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission (AAIC) said in its report. “Contributing to …

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